Red Bottle-Thomas Spake
This bold red bottle is absolutely breathtaking when hit by sunlight on a sunny afternoon. The colors, materials, and craftmenship work together to create a visually pleasing aesthetic. If you know anyone who enjoys beauty in simple aesthetics, this is the piece for them! The bottle stands approximately 8" tall and has a 2" opening that becomes narrow in the middle and widens at the base.
"The bottles that I create are simple in their design and function, with a wabi sabi aesthetic of form. The function is to display a single flower or simple arrangement, bringing attention to the smallest details."-Thomas Spake
Kentuck Festival Artist, Thomas Spake, always enjoyed the visual arts growing up but never thought of pursuing a career as an artist. Until one day he walked into a glassblowing studio at Center College. Upon graduation Thomas was awarded the position of Glass Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. He also worked as Manager and Head Glassblower for the River Gallery Glass Studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Currently, Thomas focuses his energies on works that infuse the earth, air, and sea. These works range in scale from small ornaments and paperweights to large outdoor sculpture. Thomas works can be found in galleries and collections across the United States including the Tennessee State Museum, The Siskin Foundation, and Joseph Decosimo and Company. Thomas lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Kimerlen Moore, who is an artist and art educator.